C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$643
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,706
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    50%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Buckfield Reviews

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Buckfield is a quaint little town found on the Nezinscot River, full of the classic New England farm town charm as well as helpful caring residents.
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It would be a whole lot better if there was actual public transportation in the area. The only way to get around is if you have a vehicle, someone you know has a vehicle and will give you rides, or you walk. Though there is the occasional biker, it's pretty rare. People don't usually watch out for pedestrians and assume that the person walking is the one who will stop, not the person driving. With such a small town there really isn't much parking though you make do with what you're given.
There isn't really any crime. Occasionally you'll see the stray cop car cruising around, but with little to no crime they aren't really needed. The only thing is the possession of marijuana by many of the teenagers and more than a few of the adults. Though this doesn't interfere with anyones safety.